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Speaking the Law: Chapter 3

By Benjamin Wittes, Kenneth Anderson
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 7:58 AM

The Hoover Institution has released Chapter 3 of our serialized book: Speaking the Law: The Obama Administration’s Addresses on National Security Law.

The Introduction and Chapter 1 came out in March. Chapter 2 came out in May.

Chapter 3 offers a detailed account of President Obama's May 23 speech at the National Defense University. It attempts to describe in depth how the NDU speech altered the legal framework the Obama administration had articulated for counterterrorism during its first term---and it examines the positive and negative aspects, both of them considerable in our view, of the changes.

In light of the May 23 speech, we have also made revisions to the earlier chapters, which we will posting in the next few days.

Speaking the Law (Chapter 3), by Kenneth Anderson and Benjamin Wittes by Hoover Institution